Frequently asked questions

Try to find answers to your questions before you use the “Ask a Librarian” service.

How can I become a registered reader of the National Library?

In order to become a registered reader of our library, please visit the main information and registration desk (on the 2nd floor) and follow these steps:

  1. Present a valid ID and, if you are a school or college student, also present a valid student ID card;
  2. Fill out a reader registration form;
  3. Read the Library Use Policy.

You can also obtain a reader pass and modify or update your registration details via the e-service portal

Can I enter or make use of the library without a reader pass? When am I required to have a reader pass?

A reader pass enables you to use in-library computers, order publications from the depository, use remote services (access subscription databases and services offered at, and book meeting rooms for up to 2 hours free of charge.

Can I use my laptop computer in the library? Is there Wi-Fi available at the library? How do I use the library’s computer workstations?

Yes, there is Wi-Fi available at the library and you can use your laptop in the library. Only registered users may access the internet from the National Library’s computers. If you want to register to use public access computers, please approach the main information and registration desk (on the 2nd floor) or ask the reading room staff and they will create an account for you.

How do I know what publications are available in the library?

You can find the publications available in the library by exploring the interactive service portal Older foreign-language books (acquired by the library prior to 1994) that have not yet been included in the National Library’s Online Catalogue, can be found by using the National Library’s Image Catalogue.

You can extend a loan period or check item details by visiting the library interactive service portal ibiblioteka.ltClick “Log in” and enter your reader’s card number and password. Your profile details will be displayed on the top field of the portal. Click “Orders” and then go to “Documents”. You will be able to see the libraries from which you have borrowed books, your order statuses, due dates as well as extension options. 

What kind of enquiries can I make in the “Ask a librarian” section?

The purpose of this service is to provide concise information. We will email answers to questions about the library, its collections, how services work, the National Library’s databases, catalogues and how to search for documents. More information

How long will I have to wait for a reply to a question I have submitted through the “Ask a Librarian” service?

We will answer your question within two business day of receiving it, except for weekends and unscheduled occasions when the National Library is closed.

Can you send me a copy of an article?

If you wish to receive a copy of an article by post, please refer to the Interlibrary Loan (IL) section. This is a paid service. You can also order certain documents through

Can the library host work sessions, seminars and various presentations for small groups of people?

The National Library invites visitors to make use of its meeting rooms. We will gladly host students working on projects, business meetings, various club meetings and anyone looking for a convenient and well-equipped space for productive meetings. More information ›

Do you provide genealogical information?

The library does not provide genealogical information. Please refer to the Lithuanian State Historical Archives with such enquiries. The office can be found at the following address: 

Mailing address:
Mindaugo 8,
LT-03107 Vilnius, Lithuania
Telephone: +370 5 219 5320, +370 5 213 7484
Fax: +370 5 278 43 69
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.